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firing on friday? >> he is on the ground already and he was shot twice. >> jeff: should tsa officers carry weapons? carter evans and jeff pegues reports. a high profile american visit to egypt as supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi call for mass protests on the eve of his trial. the new york city marathon cancelled last year is run under heavy security this year. done dahler has a recap. and jason of cbs sports on the unusual case of a nfl player who says he left his team because he feared for his safety. >> this is th captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone. i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the los angeles international airport has spent 1.6 billion dollars on security since 9/11. but friday still happened. a gunman shot his way through a security check point and made his way deep inside the second biggest airport in america. we have reports tonight both on what's happening there now and over the new calls to change the way tsa officers are protected. we begin with carter evans. >> reporter: terminal
on the escalatoescalatort up. officers hernandez squirming around. road the escalator back down and shot him. two other tsa officers were wounded and treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher brianland mer is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. cnn's stephanie is outside the airport for us. you spoke with a witness who saw the shooting. what did he say to you? >> reporter: very much so, don. he was here at the airport to pick up the bags that he and his wife and son deserted as everything was going down. they heard the first fire shots. hit the ground and then there was a pause. and now, this gentleman i spoke to, he believes that's when he ran the shooter ran up the stairs and went back to shoot that tsa agent. this is what he said he saw from his perspective. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so i scrambled forward also. and there was a pause. and so i looked down the escalator. and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there
decision to try to kill multiple tsa employees. here's the latest. 23-year-old anthony ciancia told police he acted alone and was dropped off at the airport by an unsuspecting friend. once in the airport he pulled an assault rifle from a duffel bag and began firing. more than 24 hours after the shooting, the airport reports operations are back to normal. alex stone has the story from los angeles. reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia lies under guard in a hospital bed, leaving behind a bloody trail to speak for him. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the proof, says the fbi, a signed hand-written letter in his bag telling the tsa he wanted to instill fear on your traitorous mind. >> he says if i kill one my mission is accomplished. >> a complaint says he entered terminal three with a bag holding a smith and weston semi automatic rifle with five spare magazines fully loaded. he pulled out the gun and walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officer, and as he moved up thees later he looked back at the wounded officer
. >>> a gunman opens fire, killing a tsa agent and wounding three other people. at los angeles international airport. today we hear from a friend of the shooter. >>> at the moment that they're seeing this on the tv. their third roommate comes back. saying i just dropped off paul at l.a.x., he didn't with a to go alone. they just knew. i think you just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> police were just minutes from stopping the attack. and should tsa officers be armed? the shooting at l.a.x. has some pushing for tsa to be armed. >>> and edward snowden says british counterparts to the nsa are some of the worst offenders to government oversight. >>> welcome to "around the world." police came within minutes of stopping the alleged l.a.x. shooter from heading to the airport before friday's rampage. one. new details we're learning today. this is from an exclusive interview with a woman who knows the suspect and his three roommates. 23-year-old paul ciancia is charged with murdering a tsa officer. ciancia is in critical condition after being shot by police officers. the fbi says he set out to kill
there are looking for more clues in the attack and what led a lone gunman to target tsa officers. >>> right now, the virginia and new jersey governors races, are making a final push for votes. we look at what tomorrow's elections could tell us about the 2016 presidential race. >>> and right now, we're waiting for today's white house briefing to get under way. the press secretary jay carney likely to face more questions about obama care and the political tell-all book "double rap." >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. more on the investigation into the fatal shooting over at the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, eith
. a gunman killing a tsa officer, injuring several others. and this evening, that new picture of the suspect now emerging. paul ciancia seen right here in his high school photo. a schoolmate now saying he was a loaner in class. and new information about the family man he's alleged to have targeted and killed. tsa agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his
shooting...s investigators try to figure why the suspect had a beef the t-s-a. c-b-s reporter ta garcia spoke with witnesses say... as bad as things wer they could have been much worse. scott greene was right ther. and ran for is life when a shooter opened fire friday los angeles international airport sot: scott greene/passenger (:08- :12)e had his gunned trained downe this and he took two shots. police say it was 23 year o paul ciancia who killed one agent and investigators fo >>> we learned more about the l.a.x. shooting. >> reporter: scoot green was right there when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> he had the gun down like this and took two shots. >> reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia who wounded two people and killed a tsa agent. police found a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but they have not found any incidents where he had trouble with tsa. >> he was a calm passenger. >> reporter: he saw him walk in with an assault rifle. he tuesday could have been worse. >> 100 people under benches around him hiding and so if
security for both tsos and the flying public. the development of a new class of tsa officers with law enforcement status would be a logical approach to accomplishing this goal, end quote. security at airports across the nation will be reviewed on orders from attorney general eric holder in the wake of the l.a.x. shooting. a gunman killed one tsa officer as you recall and wounded two other officers and a passenger. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless
when he fired shots inside the airport. strong anti-government views attacking the tsa, saying that if tsa is going to treat all americans as potential terrorists, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. initial checks on the computer haven't turned up anything that would indicate what it was that got him attracted to that view in the first place. as for the weapon he took in, he did purchase it legally but they are still trying to figure out where he got the high capacity 30-round magazines he had five with him when he came into the airport. he's still in critical condition in the hospital, not talking. he was shot in the face. it makes it difficult for him to talk, although officials say it does not appear he has any kind of brain injury, so it's the ability to speak, ability to form words that's the problem here, not the cognitive process. but it's not clear how long it will be before they are able to start asking him questions. it could be that he'll respond in writing or by nodding yes or no, which is how authorities did their initial interrogation in the boston bombin
tried to determine why shooting someplace had a beef against the tsa. the police found a note in his duffle bag says he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but the police have not found any run ins he had with the agency. they believe mental illness played a role. >> the suicide note i read talks about kill canning tsa agents and he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished. >> reporter: ciancia is charged with shooting of two people and killing of one agent. >> every airport say little different. but the cordination with the local police is always key because remember tsa officers are not armed. >> reporter: one traveler told cbs news he was calm before the shooting and looked like just another passenger. back to you. >> ciancia's family says they tried to warn the authorities he was not stable. >>> the family of a 13-year-old boy, shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy, plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow. andy lopez was carrying a toy riffel and plastic handguns when he was shot on october 22nd. his family is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit aga
a consideration decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: ciancia also shot two others tsa officers who are now recovering. moments before the attack police say ciancia dropped him off at the airport, unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint said he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter addressing the tsa directly. his former classmates are stunned by the news, remembering him as an introvert, a loaner. >> he was like a shy guy. he always kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. he didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm just--i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: ciancia's former roommate recently moved to los angeles from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything. he was a really nice guy. a bit loner, introvert but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in l.a. we don't know and they don't well know either. they want
an airport. >> now, this incident is raising questions about airport security. specifically whether tsa officers should be allowed to carry weapons. wjz is live, derek valcourt has more. derek. >> reporter: that is exactly the issue being raised in the wake of this terrible tragedy. should transportation security officers be armed. >> in the wake of friday's shooting rampage at l.a.x., federal authorities are promising a full review. >> the responsibility for protecting airport security is not a tsa function. but it's something that we need to look at given what happened at l.a.x. >> reporter: they're now calling for tsa agents to carry firearms on the job. >> we're not advocating at this time that all 45,000 officers be armed. we believe that creating a layer of security within tsa where there are law enforcement officers at tsa that are, would provide like a nationwide law enforcement force to back up our officers and secure those checkpoints is something that needs to be examined. >> reporter: global aviation security agent says arming tsa officers would be a mistake but he agrees an
. >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or the tsa? >> all the findings that came out this year, he was very upset about it and he thought that tsa abused their power. >> brand new exclusive information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before fri
away from preventing the shooting. should tsa officers now be armed? i will ask california senator dianne feinstein. >>> also, are the 2016 battle lines being drawn? chris christie may be heading for a big win that could boost his white house chances as an influential center. it falls on hillary clinton to launch her own run. >>> and four years after political opposition fueled his plans to try them in new york city, attorney general eric holder says they would be on death row right now. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, we're learning much more about the bloody shooting rampage at los angeles airport that sent panicked passengers fleeing for their lives, left a tsa officer dead and three more victims wounded. now there's a brand new push by the union that represents tsa officers to give them law enforcement status, in other words, guns and arrest powers to protect themselves and the public. meantime, the suspect, who allegedly targeted the tsa, remains in critical condition. cnn's stephanie elam has been piecing together the details of what happened,
's busiest airport, opening fire, terrorizing travelers and shooting one tsa agent dead. what it means about the future of airport security in this country. it is all "happening now." jon: well, that there's a new push to hit the pause button on rollout of obamacare amid brand new troubles with the federal health care website. welcome to the monday edition of "happening now." i'm jon scott. >> hi, everybody, great to see you today. i'm jenna lee. anxiety is rising across the country as americans experience growing frustration with this dysfunctional website. now the outages are going to become a regular thing over the next few days. the obama administration announcing that the website will be down every day from 1:00 to five a.m. eastern time while it is being fixed. if you're out on the west coast, by 10 p.m. tonight you won't have access to the website for several hours. so no late night shopping for any of you on the west coast. senator kelly ayote is calling on president obama to order a timeout. the new new hampshire republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with
about the suspect who opened fire at l.a.x. on friday, killing a tsa agent. authorities say the man text his brother before the shooting to say he was going to commit suicide. nbc's miguel almaguer has the new details. >> reporter: investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia was dropped off by a friend in a black hyundai. he calmly walked inside terminal three with this assault rifle, plenty of ammo, a plan to kill, and a note for police. >> in that note, he indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, towards the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point-blank range at officer hernandez. investigators say ciancia then proceeded up an else canlator, but when the wounded officer appeared to move, he returned to the lobby, shooting hernandez again. >> we have a tsa officer shot. >> reporter: with hernandez down, the gunman is on the move. police say he shoots and wounds t two more tsa officers. a high school teacher is also hit. once he was past security, police say the suspect made his way down this long corridor. accor
in writing. "the suicide note i read taa lot about killing tsa agente said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished. unfortunately, he did do th the other day. the other thg he wanted to talk about was easy it is to bring a gun io an airport and do somethingt like he did." carter evans tells us: as ts slowly return to normal carter evans tells us: as ts slowly return to normal at l-a-x.. passengers are wondg why it was so easy. a first look inside the concourse. shows the blood stained carpet has been repd een replaced and all evidence of the attack is gone. the only reminders, black bands on tsa badges and flowers where paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott green watched it happen. >> he had the gun down like this, so he saw him on the ground and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bay spotted the gunman as he made his way to the gates. >> i thought he was a random passenger, very calm, stoic faced, got closer and turned a bit and saw the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i high tailed it and ran. >> so you were surprised -- >> tha
is said to have made the conscious decision to kill many tsa agents. paul ciancia says he account aed alone and was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he killed a tsa agent and wounded three others. more than 24 hours after the shooting the airport says operations are back to normal. alex stone has the story from los angeles. >> 23-year-old paul ciancia lies underguard and unrespondtive in a hospital bed leaving behind a bloody trail to speak for him. >> he made the decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he said i want to instill fear on your minds in a letter. >> he did do that. >> a criminal complaint filed in federal court details his shooting spree. it says he entered terminal three with a bag holding a smith and wesson semiautomatic handgun. the complaint said as he moved up the escalator he looked back at the wounded officer and returned to shoot the officer again and killing him. ciancia shot down at least two more agents before four police bullets put him on the ground. >> it will be the decision of the attorney general of the united states whether or not to seek the
on with the shooting free that happened in los angeles on friday. the gunman targeted t.s.a. officers but the motive is still not clear. an officer was killed, two were wounded. now more from los angeles on this story. >> paul ciancia arrived at the airport on friday like a regular passenger. we have learned a roommate dropped him off at terminal 3 unaware of the plan. according to the complaint, surveillance video shows ciancia walking up to the check point pulling out an assault rifle and shooting dass officer gerardo hernandez pointblank. the document also says that the gunman walked away but he saw the wounded officer moving, he came back and shot him again, killing him. >> this is the first t.s.a. employee killed in the line of duty. >> the f.b.i. says ciancia shot his way through the terminal wounding two other officers and a teacher, shot in the leg. >> he dragged himself into a closet where he found a sweatshirt which he used as a tourniquet to slow or stop the blood. >> after airport police shot ciancia four times, they found the bag which contained five magazines full of ammunition and a h
and he's unable to speak to authorities. now police are investigating why he had a problem with tsa as witnesses speak out. theresa garcia has the latest for wjz from los angeles. >> reporter: scott green was right there and ran for his life when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: police say it was 23-year-old paul ciancia who killed one tsa agent and wounded two others. he wanted to kill multiple agents said a note in thinks duffle bag. but the f.b.i. has not found evidence of previous run-ins he may have had with the agency. >> i thought he was a random passenger. >> reporter: he saw the suspect walk in with the assault rifle. >> a hundred people underneath benches around him so if he really wanted to continue to shoot, he could have. i've read since that he was targeting tsa so maybe he wasn't looking for regular passengers. >> reporter: at l.a.x. sunday, terminal 3 was back in business. passengers streamed past the scene of the shooting while tsa agents displayed black ba
. the killing of a tsa agent at los angeles international airport is raising questions about the motives of the 23-year-old suspect, and also airport security. do tsa agents need to be armed? our justice correspondent pete williams will be here in a little while to give us an update and fresh report on all of that. but first, the obama care debate. the healthcare.gov was actually off site for repairs over the weekend. they said saturday the glitches are, quote, just at this present time of the iceberg. this week, as you might have remembered, the president traveled to boston to compare the rough start of obama care to what he called the slow start of the massachusetts health care plan. but he also praised his 2012 opponent mitt romney, who in 2006, as governor of massachusetts, signed that state's health care reform legislation into law. >> i've always believed that when he was governor here in massachusetts, he did the right thing on health care. if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder doing it in all 50 states. >> that is proving to be the case. and the 2012 republican p
by a friend. authorities found a note in his duffle bag talking about killing tsa agents centered around a grudge. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple csa employees. they outlined the details in that note. the he signed the letter and made conscious decision to try to kill multiple employees. despite shift changes for officers there is no way of telling when a friday tragedy could have been averted. dominique di-natale. >>> they quickly adjourned after the defendant's chance disrupted the proceedings. he refused to change into the uniform. morsi was brought from the secret location to his detention to cairo to chanface charges of incitement and murder. he w if convicted he faces the death penalty. protestors set up camp outside the court and authorities stepped up security. >>> one lawmaker in washington issuing a threat to the white house to give up answers on benghazi or else. south carolina senator lindsay graham reiterating the pledge to block all nominees until they get word on the terrorist attack in benghazi. >> i shouldn't have to do this.
>> healthcare.gov shutting down everyday for hours at a time. cbs news learns at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. two other workers were wounded. a coach is at the hospital after collapsing sunday night. >> he did not have a heart attack. they're checking on everything. >> faa is investigating two planes. the the impact carried a fire ball. all were able to jump free. >> we were lucky this time. >> morsi is charged today. >> a college student rescued after sending nearly two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards he would be dead right now. >> snowden's request for clemency. the serious fire ball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> that is not cool. >> all that. >> passenger at the airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >> what? >> nfl record. >> all that matters. >> toronto's mayor says he'll ride the storm out after allegations he was caught on video smoking crack. >> i have made mistakes. >> oprah winfrey auctioned off personal belongings over the weekend. >> usually gayle comes by
have new information on the shooting at lax friday that left a tsa agent dead. the 23-year-old gunman told authorities as he was arrested he acted alone and was dropped off by a friend. paul ciancia is still sedated in the hospital after being shot multiple times by police. investigators are getting a better idea of what happened inside terminal 3 from when paul ciancia opened fire till the time he was shot. >> reporter: investigators are still peacing together -- piecing together their time line. he entered at 9:20 a.m. in the morning at terminal 3. he approached the tsa officer and shot him. >> the defendant is alleged to have been walking away from the tsa officer, going up an escalator and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> reporter: at the top is the security check point. he abandoned two tsa officers and one passenger -- he wounded two tsa officers and one passenger. he made his way into therminal 3 -- therminal 3. -- terminal 3. >> people were running, getting knocked down. there was luggage every. >> reporter: you can see his -- everywhere.
off at lax and began hunting t.s.a. agents to kill. he succeeded. the shooting spree caused 1,500 flight flight to be delayed and cancels with thousands forced to evacuate the airport. we spoke to a neighbor near his apartment who said his wife was home when the f.b.i. stormed his hope the. >> they remain forked in here and starting headed back here. she didn't know what to think. it seemed like this were 50 of them. >> they got here right after the shooting 'til about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. >> ciancia is accused of murdering 39-year-old t.s.a. agent hernandez and injuring two other t.s.a. agents and shot a high school teacher in the leg. the f.b.i. found a note on ciancia saying that he was angry at t.s.a. agents but the note does not talk about what fueled the anger. that is what the f.b.i. agents are trying to determine. that is it for now. >> you can keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the mobile app downloaded for free at abc7news.com/apps. >> the airport in birmingham, alabama, is back open after a bomb threat over the weekend. an employee fo
airport is still being held with wounds. they're now investigating why he targeted tsa. here is teresa garcia. >> scott green was right there and ran for his life when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> like he had his gun down like this. he took two shots. >> it was 23-year-old paul kik ciancia. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. so far the fbi has not found evidence of previous run after run--- run-ins. >> billy bay say it could have been worst. >> about 100 people around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot he could have. i read since he was targeted tsa so maybe he wasn't looking for regular passengers. >> at lax sunday terminal 3 was back in business. passengers streamed past the scene of the shooting while tsa agents displayed black bands on their badges in memory of the fallen colleague. >> police say ciancia was dropped off by a friend, a roommate. officials don't believe that person knew of the plans. >>> turning to another scare at birmingham, alabama. the airport said an empl
great to be here with you charlie. >>> we begin here the man charged with killing a tsa officer at los angeles international airport, investigators say paul ciancia claims he acted alone. >> this morning the attack is raising questions about security and procedures at america's third largest airport, ben tracy is at lax. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals at lax are open this morning and security is tight and some passengers understandably on edge and we're also learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at the airport. tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez, first employee killed in the line of duty. flowers have been placed in terminal three. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: scott green was waiting in the security line with his family on friday when 23-year-old paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers frantically ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> didn't make sense to me. i thought y
, david gregory. >>> we get back to the story now of one tsa agent who was left for dead. pete will tell us how the 23-year-old suspect could now be facing the death penalty. pete? >> investigators are trying to determine what got paul astencia into the letters he was carrying. he said if tsa is going to treat every american as a potential terrorist, then it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. the note also said he had no intention of killing, quote, innocents, and that he made a conscious decision of trying to kill several tsa employees. he said he wanted to instill fear in what he called their traitorous minds. they haven't been able to question him because he's in critical condition in the hospital, but he could get the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a cou
made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa acts. transportatio security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's depu
, where investigators are piecing together the puzzle. why a gunman would hunt down tsa agents with deadly intent. >> this morning, that suspect himself is in critical condition, unable to answer questions, as we're learning new details about his movements just before the attack. abc news learned that it was paul ciancia's roommate who dropped him off at the airport on friday thinking he had to catch a flight. instead, he's thought to have walked up to the tsa checkpoint, pulling an assault rifle from his bag, killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and injuring more. passengers and others ran for cover. >> on the floor, now, on the floor! >> reporter: and teacher brian ludmer was one of those shot. his boss said he had a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he's still traumatized by all of it, like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> reporter: meanwhile, a clearer picture of the suspect is emerging. a family friend saying he took it hard when his mother died in 2009 after years of battling multiple sclerosis. classmates at his delaware high school where he played the fr
and a handwritten manifesto. >> we found a statement where we he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: as he made his way through the terminal, ciancia reportedly asked some people if they were with tsa. and moved on when they responded no. but at the security checkpoint, he opened fire. tsa officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. agents tony grigsby and james speer shown here were both wounded. as was teacher brian ludmer. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal, before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him to gain motives into the shooting. >>> the head coach of the nfl houston texans gary kubiak is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as kubiak walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. houston's general manager told nbc, that kubiak was lig light-headed and dizzy. he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital but did not have a heart attack. >>> denver broncos head coach john fox felt dizzy p
an assault arrival to kill one tsa agent and badly injured two other people. paul ciancia is in critical condition after being shot multiple times by officers. he was carrying five high capacity magazines, a bag of ammo and happennd written lette explaining his rampage. gun control advocates say the incident is unlikely to spark any head way in the limit of gun sales. >>> later today, the president will speak at an organizing for action health care summit looking to rally grass roots support for obama care. the white house remains under fire because of president obama's promise that if americans liked their health insurance plan, they could keep it. but according to the associated press, at least 3.5 million americans have already been issued cancellation notices from their health insurance provid s providers. that number is likely to go up as data from half the states still remains unavailable. and there is a report white house officials debated the health care pledge back in 2009 in the likelihood that every american would in fact be able to keep their coverage. yesterday former white
multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: he also shot two others, both who are recovering. the fourth victim, a passenger, was hit in the leg. moments before the attack the police say ciancia's friend dropped him off at the airport unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court said that he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle, and at least five magazine seen full of ammo as ws a letter addressed to the tsa directly. classmates were stunned at the news. >> he was always a shy guy. he kept to himself. he walked around by himself. he didn't talk to anybody at all. >> ciancia's former roommate paints a similar picture of the out of work auto mechanic who moved from new jersey. >> i didn't have any issues. he was a loaner, but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief in new jersey is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in la. we don't know. they don't know either, and they want to turn the stones over to find out. this is very emotional for the whole family. >> repor
at l.a.x. airport. the suspected gunman is facing felony murder charged with the death of a tsa agent, hernandez, the father of two and would have turned 40 next week, and he is the only tsa agent killed on duty. in his honor, the pylons were lit up in blue last night. and then the tsa is considering how best to coordinate with local authorities. as you may know, tsa officers are not armed. all this as investigators are learning more about the man that they say made a conscious decision to kill as many tsa employees as he could. dominic is live for us in l.a. >> reporter: yes, we are learning more about paul see answer yo. his father had tried to prepare him to take over the family business in new jersey, and his mother had multiple sclerosis and died a few years ago, and that apparently was a heavy toll on the family but we still don't have an explanation on the authorities as to what his motivations were specifically targeting tsa agents. and investigators may give us more information on the note they found in his tkufl bag, and apparently the wounds he suffered during the gunfight
- year-old suspect responsible for the shooting. he walked into the airport with two bags. two other tsa employees and passenger were shot before airport police shot the suspect four times. according to court documents, ciancia meant to kill tsa agents. >> we're not advocating at this time that all 45,000 officers be armed. we believe that creating a layer of security within tsa where there are law enforcement officers at tsa that are, would provide like a nationwide law enforcement force to back up our officers and secure those checkpoints is something that needs to be examined. >> reporter: reports also indicate that ciancia's father called police on friday after another family member received a suicidal text from ciancia. police went to ciancia's apartment to investigate but by then it was too late. the shootings had already begun. >> thank you, derek. federal authorities are now promising a new review of security reviews in light of friday's shootings. >>> mary is live in the newsroom -- >> reporter: reports of a person carrying a gun or handgun. 400 student residential metro. one st
exactly why he shot three tsa agents, killing one of them. but investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a one-page manifesto at the scene writing that he wanted to kill, quote, tsa agents and pigs. he referred to himself as a patriot and said he wanted to show how easy it is to get a gun into an airport terminal. he is facing murder charges. >>> we're also learning more about the survivors. one of the victims, brian ludmer was shot in the leg, dragged himself to a nearby closet and used his old boy scout training to create a tourniquet to slow the bleeding. >>> since the shooting, a lot of talk about whether airports are safe enough. are we in for another round of security changes? we'll hear from an insider. (knochello? hey, i notice your car is not in the driveway. yeah. it's in the shop. it's going to cost me an arm and a leg. that's hilarious. sorry. you shoulda taken it to midas. get some of that midas touch. they tell you what stuff needs fixing, and what stuff can wait. next time i'm going to midas. high-five! arg! i did not see that coming. trust the midas touch. for brakes
say it was 23-year-old paul ciancia who killed one tsa agent and wounded two others. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents, but so far the fbi has not found evidence of any previous run-ins he may have had with the agency. >> i thought he was just a random passenger, very calm, stoic face. >> reporter: billy bay saw the suspect walk in with an assault rifle. he says it could have been worse. >> about 100 people under benches around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot, he could have. i've read since he was targeting tsa, so maybe he wasn't looking for regular passengers. >> reporter: at l.a.x. sunday, terminal three was back in business. passengers streamed past the scene of the shooting while tsa agents had black bands on their badges in memory of their fallen colleague. theresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >>> birmingham, alabama, airport is back in business after being forced to shut down due to a bomb threat yesterday. hundreds of passengers were evacuated for two hours after an airport employee found a threatening
a letter saying he made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say et arked tsa acts. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and passengers were wounded. high school teacher brian lud mer was traveling to the east coast when he was shot in the leg. terminal 3 at lax is now open as the investigation continues. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez. he is the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> and things should be back to normal at alabama's largest april after a threat disrupted flights and prompted a two-hour evacuation there. an employee found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday afternoon. about a dozen flights were delayed or diverted while the bomb squad investor searched the airport. they found nothing dangerous. >>> a federal civil rights lawsuit is expected ting filed today against sonoma county and the sheriff's anti-doping who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. the family of andy lopez has filed three wrongful death claims in t
targeted tsa officers. what he left behind indicated he was willing to kill any of them that crossed his path. here's abc's david wright. >> moments before all of this, abc news learned paul ciancia's roommate dropped him off at l.a.x., thinking ciancia just had to catch a flight. instead what unfolded was a cold-blood attack. video surveillance shows ciancia walking up to the checkpoint at terminal three, pulling a smith & wesson out of his bag, and firing multiple shots at pointblank range at an officer. he looked back at the wounded officer, who appeared in video to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says paul ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot his way through the terminal. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said his bag contained five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter signed by ciancia, addressing the tsa directly, saying, "he hoped to instill fare on your traitorous minds." the widow of gerardo hernandez, father of two -- in the line of fire, read a brief statem
mission and claiming the tsa vi litted his constitutional rights. one officer, hernandez was killed and two others wounded along with one civilian. jennifer yorkland joins us live with what investigators have learned and also i understand a statement from an attorney representing the family is out or due to be out soon here? >> reporter: yes, tamron, in fact we just heard from the family attorney who read a prepared statement just a few minutes ago. take a listen. >> we like most americans are shocked and numbed by the tragic events of last friday. we acknowledge the need to understand what happened and why it happened. and to that end we as the ciancia family have cooperated with law enforcement agencies with the last several days. it is important to express our deep and sincere sympathy -- >> reporter: you can see here at lax, paul ciancia open fire at the bottom of the stairs where flowers are where the tsa agent fell. he went up the escalator and turned around because he saw he was moving and fired again according to officials. but the 23-year-old accomplished two of his goals w
, investigators in los angeles are trying to determine why a gunman would hunt down t.s.a. agents with deadly intent. this morning, an agent is dead and several are still injured and the suspect himself is in critical condition. right now he is unable to answer investigators' questions. >> abc7 news has learned paul off the airport thinking he had an airplane to catch. he started shooting when he got the in airplane. a teacher was among those shot in the calf shatter, his lower leg. his boss, a principal, says he has a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he still is traumaized by all of it. like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> a family friend told the "los angeles times" he took it hard when his mother died in twine after years of battling m.s. and classmates at delaware high school where he played the french horn said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few that kept to himself but he was one. >> he graduated from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011 and moved to los angeles looking for work. a former roommate saw nothing to fear. he was a really ni
and heavily sedated in the hospital after being shot four times by police. the tsa is telling us new information about how many guns are brought into airports just one week before that deadly shooting president guns were -- 39 guns were seized at airport check points. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides the guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades from being taken on to planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> tsa says most people say they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on bags. others try to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to sneak them through. >>> the u.s. senate takes a test vote on legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. harry reid says he expects to get the necessary votes to move ahead on the legislation. current federal law prohibits discrimination. but it does not stop an employer from firing or refusing to hire workers because they are gay, lesbian, bisexu
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